Jinji Lake View, Suzhou’s SIP District is a Hybrid VR Painting™ by Dave Alber.
oil on canvas and panoramic VR technology
100 x 50 cm
[work in progress]
Jinji Lake View, Suzhou’s SIP District is part of the exhibition Continuities In Space & Time.
This exhibition explores experiences of orientation and disorientation within Suzhou with an emphasis on its cosmopolitan SIP district. Points of reference within each painting refer themselves to locations within other paintings. Thus, each painting is tied together—connected—in a web of orienting spatial interrelationships. There is dissonance however between the experience of physical space in the gallery and the virtual world of 360° panoramic VR paintings, where the paintings tie together these familiar spatial orientations in a completely new context, simultaneously “more real” and “more unreal” than the paintings in the physical environment.
Click on the image below to experience this Hybrid VR Painting™ in virtual reality.